Mac Powell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mac Powell
Mac Powell at Glory Revealed II
Background information
Birth nameJohnny Mac Powell
Born (1972-12-25) December 25, 1972 (age 46)
Clanton, Alabama, United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresChristian rock, country
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1994–present
LabelsGrayDot, Reunion, Essential
Associated actsThird Day

Mac Powell (born Johnny Mac Powell; December 25, 1972), originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee. Powell won the 2001 Gospel Music Association award for "Male Vocalist of the Year".


After his family moved from Alabama to Georgia, Powell attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, where he met Lee and became involved in a band known as "Nuclear Hoedown." This experience resulted in further collaboration when he began writing songs about his faith, formed a Christian band called Third Day, and eventually landed a record deal with Gray Dot Records. Powell lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Aimee and five children: Scout, Cash, Camie Love, Emmanuel, and Birdie Clare.

Independent projects[edit]

Powell has collaborated with other artists on numerous occasions, most notably in the City On A Hill series, and more recently in the Glory Revealed series. Credits include:


  • 2004, Co-producer on Fusebox's Once Again album
  • 2009, Co-producer on Revive's Chorus of the Saints album



Title Album details Peak position

US Country
Mac Powell
  • Released: August 21, 2012
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download
31 66
  • Released: October 28, 2014[5]
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download, CD
Mac Powell and the Family Reunion
  • Released: June 29, 2018[6]
  • Label: Independent?
  • Format: Digital download?, CD
  • Released: November 27, 2018[7]
  • Label: Mac Powell Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak position Album
US Christian US Country
2005 "Believe Me Now" Steven Curtis Chapman 27 All Things New
2007 "By His Wounds" Glory Revealed featuring Mac Powell, Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Brian Littrell 8 Glory Revealed
2009 "Over the Next Hill" Brooks & Dunn 55 Billy: The Early Years (soundtrack)
2017 "Open Hands" Laura Story featuring Mac Powell 30 Open Hands
2018 "Back Again" Mac Powell and the Family Reunion NA NA Mac Powell and the Family Reunion

Compilation contributions[edit]

Released Song Album Label(s)
September 23, 2011 When Love Sees You (Jesus) Music Inspired by The Story EMI Christian Music


  1. ^ "Country Album". Billboard. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Country Album". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Mac Powell Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Mac Powell Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Matt Bjorke. "The Weekly Release Report: October 27, 2014". RoughStock. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mac Powell and the Family Reunion". Archived from the original on July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Mac Powell and the Family Reunion - December on". Retrieved March 31, 2019.

External links[edit]